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What are some quotes from Anthem?

Ayn Rand ‘Anthem’ Quotes

  • “What – even if we have to burn for it like the Saint of the pyre – what is the Unspeakable Word?”
  • “No single one can possess greater wisdom than the many Scholars who are elected by all men for their wisdom.
  • “It is a sin to write this.
  • “We have lied to ourselves.

What was the forbidden word in Anthem?

The first-person pronoun ‘I’ is the unspeakable word in Anthem.

What does the quote I am I think I will mean?

“I am. I think. I will.” Equality 7-2521 utters these words after he discovers the word “I” in Chapter XI. Once he is able to express himself using his new word, Equality 7-2521 is able to imagine a whole new life for himself and the Golden One, in which they live on their own land and eat food they produce.

What are the themes in Anthem?


  • Philosophical Viewpoints.
  • Freedom and Confinement.
  • Identity.
  • Society and Class.
  • Happiness.
  • Science.
  • Love.
  • Loyalty.

Is it a sin to write?

It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see. The laws say that men may not write unless the Council of Vocations bid them so. May we be forgiven!”

What does the golden one symbolize in Anthem?

The Golden One’s decision signifies her submission as well as her recognition of Equality 7-2521’s worthiness. Your eyes are as a flame, but our brothers have neither hope nor fire. The Golden One tells Equality 7-2521 that she sees a quality in his eyes that she has not seen in other men’s eyes.

What is Liberty’s equality name?

the Golden One
Equality 7-2521 tells Liberty 5-3000 that he has given her a name in his mind. He has named her the Golden One. She has named him the Unconquered in her mind.

What is the unspeakable word?

1a : incapable of being expressed in words : unutterable. b : inexpressibly bad : horrendous unspeakable living conditions unspeakable evil. 2 : that may not or cannot be spoken the bawdy thoughts that come into one’s head—the unspeakable words— L. P. Smith unspeakable collections of consonants— Rosemary Jellis.

What is it that the golden one keeps staring into?

When Equality 7-2521 and the Golden One first meet, they intensely lock eyes in the fields. The Golden One doesn’t look away. She holds his stare. The Golden One appears hard and strong, just like Equality 7-2521.

What word does equality 7-2521 say should never be spoken Why?

In the World Society, “I” is the bad word, the forbidden word. Equality 7-2521 must refer to himself as “We.” Rand makes the point at the end of the book that groupthink (thinking collectively as a group) is harmful and that individuals must be able to express themselves for a society to advance.

What was Ayn Rand’s purpose for writing Anthem?

Ayn Rand’s purpose for writing Anthem was to point out the dangers of a collectivist society that discouraged and persecuted individualism.

Can I highlight my Bible?

For most people, highlighting in the Bible is for helping to understand the text better. This is to emphasize the importance of some words in the text. Important Sections. If we color, highlight, or write notes in our Bibles, we are using our senses to help remember certain sections.

What are the quotes in the book Anthem?

(Chapter 3, paragraph 8) I understood that centuries of chains and lashes will not kill the spirit of man nor the sense of truth within him. (Chapter 12, paragraph 2) To be free, a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom. This and nothing else. (Chapter 12, paragraph 11) I stand here on the summit of the mountain.

What are some quotes from the anthem by Ayn Rand?

It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.” “The word “We” is as lime poured over men, which sets and hardens to stone, and crushes all beneath it, and that which is white and that which is black are lost equally in the grey of it.

What does anthem say about worshiping individuals?

I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals, and I loathe humanity, for its failure to live up to these possibilities. I know not if this earth on which I stand is the core of the universe or if it is but a speck of dust lost in eternity. I know not and I care not.